Marataba Safari Lodge | Limpopo, South Africa

Lions, and tigers, and elephants? Oh my!

The Marataba Safari Resort is the perfect getaway to paradise and is a vacation you will never forget. A pure canvas masterpiece, you will wake up and go to bed hearing the sounds of Marakele National Park, view elephants and many other South African animals from you private deck or outdoor shower. Though this exquisite getaway is perched above a river and at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains, you will not be roughing it for sure.

Fifteen private, and tented suites here are open plan, air conditioned, and allow a great vantage point and an immersive experience into the African wilderness. The design here is modern contemporary and blend canvas and stone to give you an exquisitely furnished and decorated setting. There are en-suite stone bathrooms with both shower and bath, as well as dual wash basins and a dressing room. You will also enjoy indoor, and outdoor shower, and premium bath products from Charlotte Rhys.

Amenities continue with a great pool with lots of loungers, and the rates for your suite include all meals, drinks and guided safari tours. The main lodge is very comfortable and is designed with all natural materials, lots of wood and leather and South African decor. Eating here is a pleasure as well, as you get to try authentic South African cuisine at the Marataba. You will be served lunch on a veranda with stunning views, and at night, dinner is served in the dining room, or under the stars. The bar is open as long as you are there to drink and all drinks are included in your room cost.

The guided safari tours are a once in a lifetime experience and you will most likely see lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and native buffalo. This area is malaria free as well, so not to worry. If you are a bird watcher, you are in a birder’s paradise with over 400 species living there. Day excursions to Marakele’s Endangered Species Project are also available. So there. There is no shortage of magnificent things to do, and ways to enjoy your South African Safari learn more about this getaway.

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